A challenge-based approach to fuel our civic, impact-driven alliance
The CIVIS, European University initiative is stimulated and structured on the foundation of the knowledge square: Education, Research, Innovation and Civic Engagement.
Our actions in designing new study programmes, facilitating research collaborations and fostering civic engagement will focus on five major challenges of local and global reach :
Climate, Environment, Energy
Society, Culture, Heritage
Digital and Technological Transformations
Cities, Territories, Mobilities
At the local level, these challenges will inter alia be structured in the form of open labs, and with a strong cooperation with regions and civil society as a whole.
More info: https://civis.eu/en/activities/civis-openlab
At the European level, each of these challenges will be the focus of one “Hub” where multinational and multi-disciplinary educational and research programmes will be developed.
More info: https://civis.eu/en/about-civis/civis-hubs
At the global level, CIVIS will address these challenges in mirror collaboration with its African and Mediterranean partner
Structural and organisational instruments to support our vision in the long run
CIVIS will establish its own legal status and governance structure ensuring the participation of their university communities, external stakeholders as well as representatives of the civil society.
To ensure the development of high-quality educational pathways and research projects linked to civic engagement, we will develop the CIVIS label as an international reference for cutting-edge research projects and educational programmes. This label will be key to our quality assessment strategy and a driver of internal change.